Medieval Castles

  • Mar 25, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    The battle of hastings took place and William the Conqueror takes place as the new King of England
  • Mar 13, 1087

    Norman Castles

    Normans conquer England and start fortifying their early motte and bailey castles into stone keeps
  • Mar 25, 1095

    The First Crusade

    The first crusade, which lasted from 1095-1099, established the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, providing more lands for the crusading knights, who often travelled across Europe to try their fortunes and to visit the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Mar 13, 1272

    Concentric castles

    . The kings, knights and warlords who travelled to the crusades and who embarked on siege warfare in the Holy Land were influenced by the design and architecture of the fortresses in the far East. King Edward I of England used this information and knowledge to design and build the massive concentric castles in England.
  • Motte and Bailey Castles

    Motte and Bailey Castles are invented and are used for mainly defensive and attacking purposes.
  • Period: to Mar 12, 1500

    Stone Keeps